Underwater 'vacuuming' proves less of a chore

It might look like a bit like an underwater vacuum cleaner but the Envirocart is set to revolutionise how ships' hulls can be cleaned while still in the water without harming the environment.

Quantum simulators explained

Everything you ever wanted to know about quantum simulators summed up in a new review from EPJ Quantum Technology.

Bioengineers create functional 3-D brain-like tissue

Bioengineers have created three-dimensional brain-like tissue that functions like and has structural features similar to tissue in the rat brain and that can be kept alive in the lab for more than two months.

Trapped atmospheric waves triggered more weather extremes

Weather extremes in the summer—such as the record heat wave in the United States that hit corn farmers and worsened wildfires in 2012—have reached an exceptional number in the last ten years. Man-made global warming can ...

Elusive viral 'machine' architecture finally rendered

For half a century biologists have studied the way that the lambda virus parks DNA in the chromosome of a host E. coli bacterium and later extracts it as a model reaction of genetic recombination. But for all that time, they ...

Obama takes step to improve government technology

The White House is announcing the creation of a team of digital experts tasked with upgrading the government's technology infrastructure and making its websites more consumer friendly.

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